Someone Like Me
I heard crying and shot up. I hated hearing that crying. It made me so upset.
I went across the hall to where the sound was coming from and came across my daughter. She was crying nonstop and I didn't know why.
"Shh, baby don't cry Mommies here. It's gonna be okay." I told her and she finally settled down.
"Bad dream Mommy." I heard her muffle out of her voice. I sighed yet again since this has been happening to my three year old daughter for quite some time. There wasn't anything I could do. "Can I swef wifh you?" She asks in her baby talk you couldn't really understand.
"Yes sweetie you can. Come on." I told her taking her into my room. I lay in my bed and she snuggled into my side. I smiled. "I love you Maslin."
"I love you too Mommy." She mumbled and then my heart stopped. "And where ever my Daddy is." She still didn't know the story. She couldn't know since she was only three.
"I can't believe he's already two." I heard my mom say as I sat down beside her and my dad. "That means it's been this long with Julia."
"I know mom. I think about her every day. I just know that I won't really be bringing girlfriends home till I'm at least twenty." I told them with a longing sigh.
"Why's that Eli?" My dad asks me as if he didn't already know.
"Because no girls want a boyfriend that already has a son. Especially if that sons already two and a half." I tell them and they have a sad smile. "But I don't really care. I'd rather have my son knowing he's gonna be there for a long while then a different girlfriend every month." I told them and my Mom patted my shoulder.
"There's the Eli that I know. Now, you need to go to bed and get some rest. You've got a big day at a new school tomorrow. Who knows, maybe you'll meet a girl who knows where you're coming from." My mom said trying to cheer me up.
"Yea I do have a big day, but I doubt the girl thing will happen." I told her and she just laughed.
"You never know Eli." She said and with that I went to bed.
I yawned as I lay my head on my desk in Math. It wasn't any different from any other day. Just then my best friend Adam came in.
"Another long night with Mas, I see." He said and I just did a huge sigh.
"You have no idea. Adam she's breaking my heart. All she can talk about is getting a new dad. One that'll love her, cause apparently her daddy doesn't." I told him on the verge of tears.
"I know Clare, but it's not your fault on what happen. You really had no choice." He told me and I knew he was right. Maslin was lucky to be here.
"Yea, but still, you don't know what it feels like to have your little girl wake up from a nightmare and scream for a daddy that isn't there." I told him and he couldn't say anything for the teacher started talking.
"We know have a new student. This is Elijah Goldsworthy. Would you like to say anything about yourself Eli?" The teacher asks him.
"No thank you ma'am. I just need to know where to sit." He told her and was very polite. I still hadn't seen his face, but I loved his black hair.
"You can sit at the table with Adam and Clare. There right there at the back." She said pointing to us and he nodded. When he turned around my eyes got big.
He was the gorgeous thing I had ever seen. His eyes were so beautiful. They were so green like the grass. His jet black hair was something I just wanted to run my fingers through. Those lips looked like I could kiss them all day and still not be tired of it. Then I had to remind myself that I had a daughter to pick up when I get out of here.
"Hi, I'm Adam and this is Clare." I finally heard Adam say bringing me out of my trace. He smiled and stuck his hand out.
"Hi, I'm Eli. It's nice to finally meet some people here that are normal." He told us with a laugh. I liked his laugh. It sounded so beautiful.
"Cool, so why'd you move down here?" Adam ask doing most of the talking. Thank God, because my mind was worried about Maslin still.
"Family issues, and the school I was going to just wouldn't leave me alone." He said and I smiled knowing what it was like to get picked on for something you can't control. "Is this school any good?"
"In teaching yes, but when it comes to bullies no. It's like any normal high school." I told him and he nodded. "So Adam are you coming over to my place tonight? I still need you to watch her." I told him and he nodded his head.
"I'll let you know if she keeps asking me those questions." Adam said and I nodded my head.
"Is he watching someone in your family?" Eli ask me and I nodded my head.
"If I told you who though, then you'd never talk to me again." I said and with that the bell rang. I flung out of my seat and to my next class, which happen to be writing.
When the bell rang and she flung out of there I stayed behind with the Adam kid.
I hadn't known Clare for long but I could tell she was different. I already liked her. She had curly brownish red hair with the bluest eyes I had ever seen. I think blue may just be my new favorite color. Her lips made me want to kiss her all day. I just had to figure out what she was hiding.
"Adam, why is she being all secretive?" I ask him and he sighed. I guess it really wasn't his place to tell.
"It isn't my place to tell you. Just know if she does tell you then she has to go back in the past, which is something she doesn't like doing." Adam said and walked off. I sighed knowing he was right and walked off to my writing class. After this was English then lunch thank the god I don't believe in.
"Is this seat taken?" I ask Clare when I walked in and saw her siting at a table of two chairs by herself. She jumped but looked up at me.
"No it usually isn't taken ever." She whispered to me but I could still hear her. I sat down in the chair next to her.
"Well, from now on it is." I told her and she smiled.
"Why are you being so nice to me? I'm positive you've heard the rumors about me by now." She said looking down. She was right, I had. I didn't believe them though. If it was true she had a daughter, then it made me feel ten times better knowing she wouldn't judge me and Edge. I know weird name, but what was I supposed to do? I was only fifteen.
"I have heard the rumors, but I don't believe them unless you tell me their true or I see it for myself." I told her and she smiled for a minute then it turned to a frown.
"But they are true. I don't like it, how she came to be, but I wouldn't give her up for anything in the world." Ah, so she did have a kid and a girl at that. I feel for her when teen years come to be.
"Well, then I won't feel so bad when I let you in on my little secret later. Just so you know, though, I would love to meet your little girl." I whispered in her ear and she smiled.
"You can later today." She told me and I smiled then thought about it. If she has a daughter then I guess she won't mind my son.
"I'm gonna have to bring someone though, if you don't mind." She laughed and it sounded like bells going off.
"I don't mind at all." She told me and I smiled.
This could be the start of something beautiful.
Later that Day
I went home and picked up Edge. He smiled at me his Momma's smile. How much I miss her. She'd be so proud of Edge, just maybe not his name.
"Daddy, you home!" He screamed at me jumping up and down. My heart skipped a beat knowing I had a son that was excited to see me when I got home.
"Yes Daddy is home. Come on, were gonna met a friend of Daddies." I told him and let my mom know where we'd be at. She smiled, waved us off, and told us to have fun. I got Edge's stuff and got him in his car seat.
"We here ready?" He asks me looking around as the car stopped and I got out. I just nodded my head and he smiled.
We went and knocked on the door of her apartment. It was weird she didn't live with her parents.
"Hey Eli and this is…?" She asks looking at the little boy in my hands. I smiled.
"This is Edge. He's my son." I told her and she just smiled at the little boy in my hands. I think she was in love with him.
"Hi, how's it going there?" She ask him and he smiled at her. He reached his hands out for her wanting her to hold him. She looked shocked but gave me a look asking if it was okay. I nodded my head and she took him in her arms.
"You pretty." Was all I heard my son tell her and it made me smile. He just laid his head on her chest like she had always been his mom. I smiled an actual smile at the sight.
"Eli, why don't you come on in. I'm sorry, I just kinda took your son and left you out in the door way." She told me with a giggle. That made me smile.
"Alright, I'll just come on in. You know we need to get started on that project for English anyway." I told her and she nodded her head. Are English teacher made us partners which I didn't mind.
"I know, but you can't stay long. Adam will be here any minute now to watch her while I go to work." She told me, with Edge still on her hip. She went to put him down but he clung to her. "Is he like this with people he just meets?"
"No, he usually stays clung to me." I told her and she nodded her head. She went around her kitchen a little bit more getting things ready. "You know, once we actually get to know each other a little bit more, I wouldn't mind watching your daughter from time to time and give Adam a break." I said and she nodded her head.
"Speaking of my daughter, she needs to come out of her room. Maslin, you need to get in here sweetie. I have someone I want you to meet." She yelled in to the hallway and out came a girl with long pretty dirty blonde hair. I smiled. She looked just like Clare, just with different color hair.
"Daddy!" Was all I heard when she came out of her room. Clare's eyes got big as the little girl hugged my legs. To be honest it made my heart swell up. I'd always wanted a little girl sometime down the line, well I guess now I could have one.
"Maslin Marie Edwards that is not your Daddy, baby I'm sorry. I've told you I'd tell you about your daddy when you got older. You're too young to understand." She told her and the little girl sighed but nodded her head.
"I'm sorry Mister. I just want my Daddy." She said crying and I heard Clare sigh.
"I know something that'll make you feel better." Clare told her.
"Uncle Adam is coming over to babysit while I work today." She said and the little girl smiled.
"Really?" Clare nodded her head. "Can he stay too?" She asks pointing at me. I was a little shocked and Clare seemed to be too.
"Only if he wants to." She told her and the little girl gave me puppy dog eyes. How could I say no to that? I nodded my head. She jumped up and down. The bell rang. "Come on in Adam."
"Hey, Clare I can't babysi- why do you have a little boy on your hip? Last time I checked Maslin was a girl." He said and I laughed.
"Sorry Adam, that's my son. We came over and he's been in Clare's arms ever since." I said and Adam laughed.
"Well, sorry to do this to you, but a family member passed away and they moved up the funeral to today on us. I'm sorry." He told her and she sighed. She put her head in Edges neck, with him patting her back. I smiled.
"Hey it's no problem for me to watch her. It gives Edge's a chance to play with someone close to his age anyway." I told her and she smiled.
"Are you sure though? You've only met me and Maslin today, I just don't want you to feel like-"
"Hey, I want to do this. Besides, he already likes you so that was my only main concern." I told her and she looked at him looking over at her. He gave her a smile.
"Yea, I guess you're right. I should be back by nine o'clock. Thanks again for doing this. I don't know how I'm going to repay you." She said and I smiled thinking of her just giving me a kiss. I'd be good with that.
"Don't worry about it." I told her and she started to hand me back Edge but he was crying hanging on to her. "Come on Edge, you need to come see Daddy."
"No, no." He was saying. I sighed.
"You need to come back though." He finally gave in and came back to me. I smiled as he snuggled in to my chest. "She'll be back later, I promise." I told him and he nodded his head. With that she was off.
Okay, so this story is a little different. This is a completely different story line then the show. Forget everything you know about the show and act like this is the first time you've ever heard of them. Some of the show will be the same though, just not with Clare's part.
Adam is an actual BOY in this story cause it would be harder to put him in if he wasn't in a way. Fiona will be in the story too, probably as Adam's girlfriend, I'm not sure yet.
I'm sorry its kinda rushed on this chapter, I just wanted to get it out. This won't be long, or shouldn't be. Maybe between five or ten chapters, maybe a little longer than that.
I know Eli's son's name is weird, but just go along with it.
Clare is sixteen with a just turned three year old daughter Maslin Marie Edwards. You'll find out a little later how she came to be about. Probably not how you think.
Eli is seventeen with a two and a half year old son Edge Allen Goldsworthy. His story is pretty much self explanatory.
If you have any other questions about then just ask, but do know that this story WILL get completed. It seems all my others don't ever get finished and I'm sorry for that.
Let me know if you like it and I'm starting something new.
From know on when you give me a review I'm going to answer it in the next chapter. I just want to try that and see if people like that a little bit better.
Welp bye for now! :)